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FMCG brands better placed to weather Covid-19 storm - Global Advertising Trends report

According to the latest Global Advertising Trends report which focuses on FMCG and Covid-19, FMCG brands are better placed to weather the storm than other sectors...

1 day ago

Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patterns
Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patterns

Nielsen has found that global consumers are adapting their purchase behaviour to cope with the rapidly evolving situation we find ourselves in during the Covid-19 pandemic...

26 Mar 2020

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Why Africa's journalists aren't doing a good job on Covid-19

How can African journalism highlight the continent's challenges and vulnerabilities, which are often ignored by internationalised responses?...

By George Ogola 26 Mar 2020

Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024
Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024

E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

24 Mar 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

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Wina Festival 2020 going digital due to Covid-19

The award ceremony will be completely online and in-person activities are suspended for the 2020 edition, due to the current Covid-19 situation...

17 Mar 2020

#FairnessFirst: Renuka Methil and the ceiling crashers
#FairnessFirst: Renuka Methil and the ceiling crashers

Renuka Methil, managing editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa recently spoke at the 2020 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit, held on Friday, 6 March at the Durban ICC, ahead of International Women's Day last Sunday...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Mar 2020

Chairman, Cannes Lions and president of Ascential Marketing Division, Philip Thomas.
Cannes Lions 2020 still set to take place amidst coronavirus fears

Organisers of the Cannes Lions Festival have announced that as of today, based on the advice from the city of Cannes, authorities and the World Health Organisation, they are still working towards Cannes Lions 2020 taking place as planned on 22-26 June...

11 Mar 2020

Why Africa needs more successful content businesses
Why Africa needs more successful content businesses

In a digital economy, content is key to attract attention, educate, entertain and market. That's why Africa needs more successful content businesses...

By Roy Morrison 11 Mar 2020

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#Coronavirus: Creative Week 2020, The One Show moved to online streaming events

The One Club has moved Creative Week 2020, including The One Show and ADC 99th Annual Awards ceremonies to online streaming events due to continued uncertainty around coronavirus...

9 Mar 2020

Luxury brands gather in Ghana for inaugural Africa Luxury Dialogue
Luxury brands gather in Ghana for inaugural Africa Luxury Dialogue

The first Africa Luxury Dialogue event took place in Ghana recently, presented as a forum that explored the luxury landscape in West Africa...

5 Mar 2020

The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan
The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan

Working from a spicy flame-grilled chicken recipe he'd developed in his family's garage, Louis Germishuys opened the first Galito's fast food outlet in Nelspruit in 1996...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2020

Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace
Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace

A new online marketplace to help SMMEs access the growing digital retail sector in Africa will launch by the end of March...

4 Mar 2020

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Warc Rankings Creative 100 announced

The Warc Rankings Creative 100 has been released with Burger King's The Whopper Detour, by FCB New York, selected as the most creatively celebrated campaign of 2019...

3 Mar 2020

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Global advertising spend set to rise by 7.1% to $660bn in 2020 [report]

The Alphabet and Facebook 'duopoly' is now worth more to advertisers than TV...

27 Feb 2020

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2020 One Screen Short Film Festival winners announced

Short film work from nine countries picked up awards at the eighth annual One Screen Short Film Festival. Here are the winners...

26 Feb 2020

'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers
'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers

'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee...

By Lila Westreich 24 Feb 2020

David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award
David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award

Architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and artist Cai Guo-Qiang have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award by The Noguchi Museum...

21 Feb 2020

WTM Africa continues commitment to advance sustainable travel in 2020
WTM Africa continues commitment to advance sustainable travel in 2020

WTM Africa 2020 is tackling travel sustainability at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognising game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry...

20 Feb 2020

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#CannesLions2020: First speakers and sessions announced

The organisers of Cannes Lions 2020 have announced the first speakers and sessions at the Festival...

20 Feb 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Doug De Villiers, leader of Deloitte Africa's advertising portfolio
#BehindtheSelfie with... Doug De Villiers, leader of Deloitte Africa's advertising portfolio

This week, we go behind the selfie with professor Doug De Villiers, Deloitte Consulting's Africa advertising, marketing and commerce leader, as well as #NedbankIMC2020 speaker...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Feb 2020

Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders
Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders

Catherine Oshotse, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria, has the internet to thank for her growing business...

By Yun Shi 18 Feb 2020

Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched
Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched

Vogue Talents is supporting emerging designers along with the African Fashion Foundation by launching a new scouting project dedicated to African creatives...

18 Feb 2020

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti
Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti

The eighth instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair recently ran at the CTICC. We got in touch with Investec Cape Town Art Fair art fair director Laura Vincenti to find out what goes into putting on an event of this scale, cultivating a Pan-African dialogue and art trends for the year ahead...

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020

SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad
SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad

South African fintech and customer engagement business, 2Engage, is pursuing international growth opportunities...

12 Feb 2020

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New research: Face-to-face meetings most effective for business success

The new study, conducted by Talk2 Media & Events, surveyed over 200 buyers and exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific region looking at industry challenges and the most valued attributes...

10 Feb 2020

Standard Bank Gallery to showcase 54 unique artworks from the continent
Standard Bank Gallery to showcase 54 unique artworks from the continent

Lumières d'Afriques will open at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg on 21 February 2020. The group exhibition will showcase the work of 54 artists from across the African continent...

10 Feb 2020

Innervation acquires loyalty business from Tritech Media
Innervation acquires loyalty business from Tritech Media

Innervation Pan African Payment Solutions has acquired African loyalty business, The Loyalty Box, from Tritech Media for an undisclosed amount...

4 Feb 2020

NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day
NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day

In 1970, a The New York Times ad helped spark an environmental revolution with a call to action that saw 20 million Americans join national efforts to tackle environmental degradation...

3 Feb 2020

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